Wexford’s own–The JiveTones. Playing authentic 50’s Rock and Roll, Rockabilly and Jive, The boys fill the dancefloor!
Slapper—Vocals and Double Bass
Picker-Lead Guitar and Vocals
Sticks- Drums, Percussion and Vocals
To book the JiveTones for your Venue, Party, Wedding or corporate event contact Billy on 087-979 2411 or Jonathon on 087-758-3773:-
Here’s a little gallery of the boys in action:[gallery ids="2728,2729,2730,2731,2732" orderby="rand"]
And finally another video:
The Catfish Kings have “Fifties Music” written through them like a stick of Brighton Rock. Take some New Orleans R&B in the manner of Little Richard and Fats Domino, mix with the boogie beat of Big Joe Turner & Moon Mullican and then blend in the jumping jive of Louis Jordan and Lavern Baker. You have the perfect cocktail for an evening of smash hit dance music. Featuring Big Al on piano, Terry Green on Tenor Sax and dual vocalists Harry Lang (doubling on guitar) and Sarah Cotton (also baritone sax), all urged on their way by the driving force of Stewart Green, drums and Pete Sinden bass.
Formed almost five years ago, the band are seasoned pro’s each with at least 25 years experience; Band members have played/recorded in the past with Chuck Berry, Steve Cropper, Ruby Turner, Lou Pride, Roddy Jackson and many US rhythm n blues artists.
The Catfish Kings have appeared at Twinwood Vintage Festival; Broadstairs Folk Week; The Canterbury Festival; Kings Of Rock n Roll; Warners Holiday Weekends; Holiday Rock; many weddings. parties, rock and roll/jive nights throughout the UK; leading London venues including Dover St. Jazz Bar, Rivoli Ballroom and the Swamp Rock Club.
Rather than blather on about ourselves, we thought we’d let some of the many satisfied promoters, punters and party planners – people like yourselves, tell you what they thought of The Catfish Kings:
“The party was a great success, to which The Catfish Kings contributed greatly. You delivered just what we wanted and everyone enjoyed the night – the proof was in the dancing. I don’t think the dancefloor was ever empty.”
David S, New Zealand
“We hired The Catfish Kings for our wedding reception in November. The music was terrific and really made the party go with a swing. Everyone enjoyed themselves and there wasn’t one song when the dance floor wasn’t crowded – that says a lot! As for most weddings the age range was from children to a 96 year old and they all loved the music. My great nephews who were aged about 16 – 25 all had a great time and their Mum said that was the first time she’d seen them all up on a dance floor. Everyone was very sad when it was time for the band to pack up. So in summary the Catfish Kings are superb for a party of all ages.”
“We have had many positive comments on the night and in the days after about you and the band being so good to dance to and being very professional.”
“We are glad you enjoyed yourselves, I can tell you we certainly did ! I hope it was worthwhile travelling all the down here. Every time we mention it to bands etc. we feel that we are officially at the end of the world !”
Mike Riggs, Rock and roll promoter, S Wales
“Just wanted to drop you a line and thank you and the Catfish Kings for your performance at our wedding.”
“As we suspected, we didn’t see or enjoy as much of it as we would have liked (very little actually) but the reports we got back were great. ”
“You were all superb a top class high end Saturday band and would grace any of the very best events – the audience loved you.”
“Your music set was so varied and of the highest quality where have you been throughout my 19 Blackpool years ?”
Brian Amos, promoter of rock and roll at Blackpool Imperial Hotel
“Thank you for brilliant playing on Saturday, fabulous band and commented on by all. And thank you for bearing with the slightly slack time-keeping too which meant you played well beyond midnight (I ditched my watch as it didn’t go with my dress so had no idea of the timing most of the evening!)”
Rachel, Wild Strawberry P.R
See the band playing at Rachel’s party:
Song list includes: See You Later Aligator; Little Queenie; Jim Dandy Got Married; Sea Cruise; You Never Can Tell; Say Mama; I’m Ready; Slipping and Sliding; Shake Rattle and Roll; Nadine; Jambalaya; Reeling and Rocking; 20 Flight Rock; Rock and Roll Music; Good Golly Miss Molly; Jenny Jenny; Rocking Robin; North Side Gal; Good Rocking Daddy; One O’Clock Jump; Caldonia; The Walk; Moose on the Loose…